Head, Digital Solutions Employment Opportunity – Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS)

Job Title:    Head, Digital Solutions

Organisation: Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda


About US:

Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) is a semi-autonomous agency of Government responsible for maintenance, coordination, supervising and monitoring of the National Statistical System to ensure the collection, analysis and dissemination of standardised statistical information. The Bureau is also mandated as the principal official statistics producing agency in the country.


Job Summary:  The Head, Digital Solutions will mainly develop Digital Solutions to enhance the performance of the Bureau. The job holder will ensure optimal functioning of IT infrastructure, UBOS web pages, disaster recovery 86 IT business continuity systems, up to date systems and developed data science systems.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Take lead in digital planning 85 transformation of the Bureau by collaborating with developers of mobile IT applications.
  • Prioritize software development projects, run functionality testing’s and debug/review code for various applications
  • Create wireframes to decide on layout of systems and provide leadership for end-to-end data delivery digital projects
  • Identify user and system requirements for new websites and applications and build mobile-responsive websites
  • Document and manage all IT infrastructure in the Bureau and maintain a digital IT inventory management system(s).
  • Troubleshoot data-related problems and Research solutions and make recommendations for the improvement of digital systems for UBOS and entire NSS.
  • Ensure digital databases and archives are protected from security breaches and data losses
  • Ensure high-speed transaction recovery techniques and backup data and minimize database downtime
  • Administration of the Department and Human Resource management

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Master’s Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or Information Systems.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, or Computer/ software Engineering,
  • IT Industry Certifications with a bias to software development / engineering, such as. Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer, Certified Software Development Professional
  • Post graduate training in Management or Business related field is an added
  • Ten or more years of proven working experience in ICT, four of which should have been at a level of Principal Officer from a reputable
  • Work experience as a Senior Web Programmer or Developer , and systems Analysis
  • Expertise in at least one programming language, like Javascript, Ruby or PHP
  • Solid knowledge of HTML/CSS
  • Experience with mockup and UI prototyping tools
  • Knowledge of Object Oriented Programming and web application development
  • Expertise in key digital principles in a sensitive and complex
  • Understanding of security practices
  • Familiarity with network diagnostics tools
  • Knowledge of IT & information governance, standards and procedures
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Project management skills within a fast-paced work environment
  • Strong leadership and Management Skills
  • Excellent Interpersonal, people management, presentation and team playing skills.
  • Communication skills
  • Strategic thinking
  • Team playing skills


How to Apply:

If you believe you fit the required profile, please submit your application through the online application system available at the link below.


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  • Hardcopies shall not be accepted.
  • All applicants must attach relevant soft copies of academic transcripts, certificates and relevant appointment letters. (PDF copies maximum 10 MB).
  • Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted. All tendered In documents shall be verified with the relevant authorities.
  • Any falsification of documents will lead to prosecution and any form of lobbying and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.


Deadline: 8th February 2022


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